A mouse that belonged to Apple visionary Steve Jobs has been unearthed in a time capsule in Aspen, Colorado. The mouse, from an Apple Lisa computer, had been buried in 1983, then forgotten until it was uncovered by members of National Geographic’s Diggers team.
The time capsule was originally buried during the International Design Conference, but due to changing landscapes, the location was lost. Other objects in the time capsule included a six-pack of Balantine beer, a Rubik’s Cube, a copy of Vogue magazine, and an eight-track tape of the Moody Blues.
Jobs reportedly threw the mouse from one of his new Apple Lisa computers in at the last minute. The Lisa, named after Jobs’ daughter, was Apple’s first computer targeted at individual business users, and was considered a failure due a high price tag.
The search and unearthing of the time capsule will appear on Diggers in early 2014.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.